A national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative, and effective solutions to homelessness

November 2017 Member News You Can Use


2018 Funders Forum

Registration is open for the 2018 Funders Forum, in conjunction with the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness. Join us to meet other funders working to end homelessness in their communities and nationally. Together, we will hear from communities and funders who are looking at things differently and addressing systemic issues and intersections that will be key to our success in ultimately ending homelessness for everyone. Don't forget, registration for the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness will close early. We encourage you to attend the full conference and register as soon as possible.

The posts and resources shared below and our upcoming webinars might spark similar conversations within your organization in the coming months.

We are also pleased to profile Meyer Memorial Trust as our Featured Member this month. Meyer Memorial Trust works to dismantle barriers to equity in education, housing, and the environment and to improve community conditions so that all Oregonians can reach their full potential. We spoke with Elisa Harrigan, Affordable Housing Initiative Program Officer, about Meyer’s focus on homelessness and dedication to equity.





Reflections on Gratitude from the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
Kathryn Monet, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans



Findings on Youth Homelessness Released from Voices of Youth Count

We are always looking to highlight the impact of our members. If you would like to feature your work in an upcoming blog, let us know!


Member Resources

Member Resource from the Raikes Foundation: If We Want To End Homelessness We Must Prioritize Homeless Young People
Katie Hong discusses the findings and policy implications of two recent studies of youth homelessness.

Member Resource from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: On the Challenges of Being a Change Agent
David Wertheimer reflects on the need to look inward to bring change to efforts to prevent and end homelessness, including addressing systemic issues that create and sustain homelessness.

Member Resource from the Pierce Family Foundation: Equipped and Ready: A Best Practices Manual for Preparing Homeless Services Staff to Succeed
This resource was produced by the Pierce Family Foundation to help grantees train and retain qualified staff members.

Member Resource from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation: Program Related Investments: A Powerful Complement to Grantmaking
This paper examines the impact of program related investments, provided to the Corporation for Supportive Housing over more than a decade, on efforts to end chronic homelessness in Los Angeles County.

Partner Resource

Partner Resource from the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness: A Solid Foundation for Ending Homelessness: Reflections on the National Housing Strategy
Tim Richter shares his analysis of the National Housing Strategy released earlier this month by the Canadian government.

Racial Equity

Resource from the Consumer Health Foundation: Racial Equity Impact Assessment Tool
Consumer Health Foundation has developed a racial equity impact assessment tool and has embedded the tool in their request for proposals.This post shares feedback they have received from nonprofit organizations and links to the tool.

Advocacy Updates

Partner Resource from the National Low Income Housing Coalition: Webinar Recording: FY18 Budget Outlook for Affordable Housing Programs
NLIHC and other leaders of the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding led advocates from across the country in a conversation about the current status and outlook for the FY18 budget process, the potential impact tax reform could have on affordable housing and community development programs, and how advocates can effectively communicate with policymakers and the public about the need for increased federal investments in proven affordable housing and community development programs.

Partner Resource from the Funders' Committee for Civic Participation: Webinar Recording: Key 2020 Census Milestones: Preparing to Invest in a Fair and Accurate Count
In this webinar, we learned about important milestones before and during the 2020 Census and ways foundations can support "Get Out the Count" activities, including participation in state and local Complete Count Committees. This webinar was led by Funders' Committee for Civic Participation and was co-sponsored by Environmental Grantmakers Association, Funders Together to End Homelessness, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce, Grantmakers in Health, and United Philanthropy Forum.


CFF-logo.png   "Fundable, Doable, and Measurable." A Foundation's Success Against Homelessness
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United Community Housing Coalition Awarded McGregor Fund Grant to Prevent Eviction and Tax Foreclosure



  Secure Jobs Fund Year 5: securing jobs and helping families



  Phillips Foundation Grant to Partners Ending Homelessness Achieves 98% Reduction in Chronic Homelessness

Have news about your foundation's or United Way's work that we missed? Let us know and we would love to feature it next month!


Our work would not be possible without the support of our funding partners. Thanks to the following organizations and individuals, who provided membership dues, donations, and grants in the past month: 

Arcus Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Campion Foundation
Janice Elliott
Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./The US Bank Foundation
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Barbara "Bobbie" Ibarra
Fred Karnas
Nurmi Family Foundation
Polk Bros. Foundation
The Simmons Foundation
Valley of the Sun United Way
William S. Abell Foundation
Wilson Foundation

Interested in becoming a funding partner? Contact Ali Haney for more information.

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